Sleeping in Airports

Brindisi Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Brindisi Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

BDS Airport Overview

brindisi airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Brindisi Brindisi Papola Casale Airport also known as Salento Airport.

What to Expect

Brindisi Airport (code: BDS) has a small, modern terminal that serves year-round and seasonal destinations. Facilities include a few shops and eateries and plentiful seating and power outlets.  Shops and restaurants close at night, and there are no vending machines, so keep a few snacks and beverages handy for later!  Free WiFi helps pass the time. There are no pay-to-use lounges.

Sleeping in Brindisi Airport

The airport closes nightly, from 12:30AM until 5:00AM, so spending the night here is not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Brindisi Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • B&B Mare e Sole Brindisi – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfer is available upon request for a fee of approx. 5,00€. » Check Rates
  • B&B Dimora Del Casale – (9 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available for 10,00€ each way. » Check Rates
  • Grande Albergo Internazionale – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Brindisi Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Brindisi Airport. Connect to the “AdP_FreeWifi”.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside and Airside.

Baby Care Facilities – A nursery is located airside by Gates 6 and 7.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options.

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? An information desk can be found in the center of the airport in the arrivals area.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available. Location: Landside, Arrivals Hall.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Shopping – Three shops are located landside, and one shop is available airside.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 5:00AM – 12:30AM.


Brindisi airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean AirlinesAer Lingus • Air Cairo • AlbaStar • Air Dolomiti • Albastar • Albawings • Alitalia • Austrian Airways • BH Air • Blue Air • Blue Panorama Airlines • British AirwaysEasyJet • Ellinair • Eurowings • FreeBird • Lufthansa • Luxair • Meridiana Fly • MistralAir • Montenegro Airlines • RyanAir • S7 Airlines • Swiss • Transavia • Turkish Airlines • Volotea • Vueling • Wizz Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is connected to Brindisi and the surrounding areas by 3 bus companies. For fare, routes and schedules, ask for assistance at the airport or visit the Brindisi Airport website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Autovia • Auto Europa / Sicily by Car • Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • JoyRent • Locauto • Maggiore • Winrent.


Metered taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.